Following a very close match, that was decided in the last chukka, Marquard Media took a 11-8 victory over Brittany Polo in the single match for the Open de France, that was played on Saturday September 5, the culminating stage of the Triple Crown of France, and is underway at Polo Club du Domaine de Chantilly, located 30 minutes from Paris. The tournament sees ten teams, up to 16 goals, compete.
Some of the most renowned players in the world are set to compete in the tournament, such as Talandracas’ Camilo Castagnola, runner up of the 2020 edition, Tomás Beresford, Martín Aguerre Jr., Clemente Zavaleta, Juan Gris Zavaleta, Alejandro Muzzio, Bautista Bayugar, Tito Ruiz Guiñazu, Facundo Llorente, Jero Del Carril and Rufiino Bensadon. Many remarkable French players, such as Brieuc Rigaux, Pierre Henri N’Goumou, Robert Strom and Patrick Paillol are also set to play.
Both teams had to make changes within their lineups in the third chukka. Bautista Beguerie replaced Ramiro Zavaleta in Marquard Media while Brittany Polo’s Brieuc Rigaux’s place was taken by Juan José Storni.
The Open de France Engels & Volkers will resume on Sunday September 5, with the following schedule:
11,30am: Ste. Mesme vs. Mungo
3pm: Le Pommeray HM vs. Talandracas
5pm: Kazak vs. La Magdeleine
The final of the Open de France Engels & Volkers is set to be played on Sunday, September 19.
THE OPEN DE FRANCE ENGELS & VOLKERS WILL BE STREAMED LIVE ON POLOLINE TV HERE.
OPEN DE FRANCE ENGELS & VOLKERS – SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 4
MARQUARD MEDIA 11-8 BRITTANY POLO
Marquard Media: Ignacio Kennedy 5, Ramiro Zavaleta 4, Martin Aguerre Jr. 7*, Tommy Rinderknecht 0. Total: 16 (*Replaced by Bautista Beguerie in the third chukka).
Brittany Polo: Jean-François Decaux 1, Brieuc Rigaux 6 *. Rodrigo Rueda Jr. 6, Thierry Vetois 2. Total: 16 (*Replaced by Juan José Storni in the third chukka).
Score Marquard Media: 2-1, 3-2, 5-4, 7-7, 11-8.
Umpires: Peter Wright & Jason Dixon.
Third Man: Gastón Lucero.
OPEN DE FRANCE FEMININ
The 10th Open de France Féminin begins on September 14. Six teams, up to 16 goals (ladies handicap), are set to compete. Lia Salvo, Hazel Jackson, and Lavinia Fabre, among others, are due to play.
The final of the Open de France Féminin is scheduled for Sunday, September 19.
OPEN DE FRANCE FÉMININ – TEAMS:
CASANERA: Margaux Peruchot 3, Adèle Renauldon 3, Olivia Uechritz 4, Izzie McGregor 6. Total: 12.
DOROTHEE SCHUMACHER: Clarissa Marggraf 3, Marie Haupt 3, Philippa Luserke 3, Naomi Schroeder 3. Total: 12.
SPIRIT OF POLO: Romane Jamet 3, Ambre Ploix 3, Sandrine Dubois 3, Carla Alvarez 4. Total: 13.
COSMO POLO LOS FLOREALES: Anne Grossmann 0, Maike Holty 4, Fátima Balzano 6, Svenja Holty 4. Total: 14.
MAISON DÉCALÉ: Lavinia Fabre 3, Bianca Verneuil 1, Agathe Mobian 3, Lia Salvo 9. Total: 16.
POLO PARK ZÜRICH: Morgan Van Overbroek 2, Pearl Venot 4, Lucie Venot 4, Elena Venot 6. Total: 16.
DS AUTOMOBILES DS STORE SAINT-MAXIMIN: Julie Duvillier 1, Rebecca Walters 5, Hazel Jackson 10, TBA 0. Total: 16.